Staff / Tsuneo Okazaki – senior lecturer emeritus

Tsuneo Okazaki 2Name: Tsuneo OKAZAKI

E-mail: okazaki@wp.pl

Title: M.A.

CURRENT POSITION: Japanese Language Teacher

EMPLOYMENT:
1970 – today Warsaw School of Economics (before 1991 – Main School of Planning and Statistics)
1973 – today University of Warsaw, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Chair of Japanese Studies

EXTERNAL MEMBERSHIPS/CHAIRMANSHIPS:
2006 – today President of the Polish Association of Japanese Language Teachers
Governing Board Member, Japanese School in Warsaw
2004 – 2010 Organizing Committee Chairman, Japanese Language Proficiency Test
2003 – today Governing Board Member, Takashima Foundation at University of Warsaw
1999 – today Chief of the Japanese Culture and Language School, University of Warsaw
1996 – today Advisor for the Japanese Culture Club, Warsaw School of Economics
1996 – 2002 Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw
1991 – today President of the Japan Foundation, University of Warsaw

ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS:
2013 Global Consortium Student World Forum, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo
2006 Japan Foundation Japanese Language Education Symposium, Budapest
2005 Vilnius University Japanese Language Education Symposium, Lithuania
2002 Common European Japanese Language Textbook Preparation Symposium, Berlin
2001 Common European Japanese Language Textbook Preparation Symposium, Berlin
2001 Japanese Language Symposium, Gakushuin Women’s College, Tokyo
2000 Japanese Language Symposium, Gakushuin Women’s College, Tokyo
2000 Japan Foundation Japanese Language Education Symposium, Budapest
1998 Distance Learning Research Centre (NIME) Symposium, Japanese Ministry of Education
1997 Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Europe Symposium, Graz
1991 Japan Foundation Eastern Europe Symposium

TEACHING RELATED ACTIVITIES:
2011 Visit to the Department of Japanese Studies at the University of Kiev, Ukraine
2000 Lecture about “Faculty Development in Europe”, Gunma University
1998/06 Advisor during establishing Faculty of Japanese Studies at the University of Tartu, Estonia
1998/03 Advisor during establishing Faculty of Japanese Studies at the University of Tartu, Estonia
1997 Fund-Raising Activity for the Japan Foundation (University of Warsaw)
1992 Fund-Raising Activity for the Japan Foundation (University of Warsaw)
Establishing exchange agreements between University of Warsaw and Japanese universities
1979 Executive Committee Member, 1st Japanese Language Speech Contest in Poland

CULTURAL ACTIVITY:
2011 Participation in preparations for the exhibition “Four Seasons of Japan” in Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Cracow
2008 – today Correspondent in charge of Central Europe for NHK Radio Program: “Radio Late Night Flight”
2008 Lecture for Polish-Japanese Commerce and Industry Association
2005 Lecture Toshie Hashimoto about heike-biwa
2004 Advisor to the Warsaw branch of Urasenke School of Japanese Tea Ceremony
1999 Executive Committee Member, Exhibition commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the etablishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan
1997 Narrator in a documentary movie about Japan, Director: Paweł Łoziński, Production: The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
1995 Supporting the cooperation between Rotary Clubs from Kofu and Warsaw
1995 Conference on promoting cultural exchange between Poland and Japan
1993 Conference on promoting cultural exchange between Poland and Japan
1993 Supporting the Polish-Japanese cooperation within “Ryuokai” project
1992 Lecture at the Kofu Rotary Club Regular Meeting (Yamanashi prefecture)

VOLUNTARY ACTIVITY:
2011 Preparation for hosting children – survivors of the Sendai Earthquake (2010)
2006 Supporting the forming of “Japan – Poland Salon”
1996 Supporting education for the blind at Acupuncture and Moxibustion Academy in Laski
1995 Preparation for hosting young people – survivors of the Hanshin Earthquake (1994)

AWARDS:
2002 the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit to the Republic of Poland
1993 University of Warsaw President’s Award
1982 Polish Education Minister’s Award
2014 diploma from Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan

MAIN PUBLICATIONS:
2010 Nauka Pisma III (editorial supervision), Nozomi
2009 Nauka Pisma II (editorial supervision), Nozomi
2008 Nauka Pisma I (editorial supervision), Nozomi
2005 Lectures about Japanese Language Education (joint work), 3A Corporation
1992 Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies in Poland in “Motto shiritai Poland”, Kobundo Publishers Inc.
1989 Japanese Language Education at University of Warsaw, Meiji Shoin
1987 Trzeci stopien nauki pisma jap.
1981 Teksty do nauki pisma jap. (joint work)